We have a lot to be happy about in our lives.

For one thing, you—yes, you, sitting there reading this blog—you are not just one in a million, but one in 400 trillion. There is no other you. No other person that was designed to do just the things that you were created to do.

Frankly, that information should cause one of two reactions in you.

  1. You will curl up in a ball because the thought of it is too overwhelming, or,
  2. You will get up off the couch or chair or floor or bed or wherever you are and start doing something.

For me, it made me realize that if there are things in this world, in this life, that are left undone, it could be because I haven’t done them yet! Try wrapping your noodle around that one!

I mean, I am fairly certain I do not know the cure for cancer, but I might know an answer to another puzzling question. If I do nothing, if I say nothing, if I try nothing—that answer may never be found. Deep stuff, huh?

I was listening to a series of Ted Talks today while I was doing my other work. Good stuff. If you get a chance, listen. And then start doing! Don’t just let that information fall on deaf ears and a numb butt (numb from all the sitting around it does). Get up, get going! Do something.

Some talks were very thought-provoking, some not as much, but I learned a little something from all of them.

Mel Robbins was the one who said that we are one in 400 trillion. She also said something profound that, I guess I probably knew all along, but just didn’t act on before. She said that the problem isn’t that we don’t have ideas—we have lots of ideas. The problem is we don’t act on them.

I don’t act on them.

I have tons of ideas. I just don’t act on them. I don’t take them out of their shiny packages and do something with them. I just put them on a shelf leaving them in “mint-condition” in their original packaging!

What a waste!

But, there is a “happy” side to this.

The Happy Side

The happy side is that it is never too late to do that which you were born to do.

One of the other speakers I listened to (I can’t remember her name) said that when a female whale goes through menopause—whales are the only other species where the female goes through menopause—afterwards she is the leader of the group for the next 30-40 years. That means that our thoughts as women and as men, too, should not be limiting us to the things we can do while we are younger, but to realize the great potential that is before us in our “twilight” years, too!

That idea makes me happy!

That woman also said something that I am very fond of. She said that “not all the flowers in our gardens bloom at the same time.”

How does this relate?

Because, I think, we can’t do everything all at the same time. We may have many things we are called to do, but we are not called to do them all at the same time. For one, it would be overwhelming to do so. For two, nothing would be done fully with all our attention.

I also think that it can mean that the beautiful things (flowers) in our lives (gardens) bloom at different times so that we always have a fresh supply.

What do you think you have been called to do with your life?

Leave your comments below!

Karin Nauber Uncategorized

13 Replies

  1. Hi 

    This is a great motivational and inspirational article for me. I have read the whole article and understood that it will be useful for beginners and innocent learners who really feel sorry and upset sometime for their activity. I am going to share this article with my other friends also. Thanks for writing this unique article.

    1. Thanks for visiting my site! I am glad you found it motivational and inspirational. I hope you will visit again soon. 

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  2. Love this post, so uplifting, so inspiring and so true. Sometimes we do need to be reminded that we are one in a 400 trillions and we have so many things we should be grateful for, so many things we are capable of and so many things to achieve.

    Thank you because it was not the usual post, it was something written from the heart, I love watching Ted Talk and sometimes a little thing that is said can really make you ponder about life.

    Thank you again, for the beautiful thoughts.

    1. Thanks for visiting my site, Barbara! I am glad you enjoyed the post and invite you to visit often! I love the Ted Talks and I will definitely be listening to them more often!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  3. thanks for sharingthis post is of much value I like as you explain it in your best way but the tranquility in nature is beautiful that it has beautiful things to see and receives fresh air as well as many natural things thanks for this post well written by you only success in the future

    1. Thank you for visiting my site! Thanks too for your kind words! I wish you success in the future, as well.

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  4. Action, Action, and Action. I read everywhere any day. Do we really respond and if we do how well? I look around and look at myself. I do believe, everyone is special, the genes are different and in principle the passion should be different and the excuses not to do what you are able and are different are different.

    How fortuitous it is, we are in the with a “touch button technology” – a message of yours can vibrate the entire web. You help everyone with help that someone needs. Never think people know what you know. It is not true and you know it very well or let them get it twice. 

    People don’t communicate because they are scared of the criticism for whatever reason. 

    Some people are quite ok with however they live and never think of contributing and archiving their knowledge for others. Get out of your comfort zone and show the charisma of your uniqueness.

    I love this inspiring post trying in to wake you up for incomparable action. 

    Yes, you are one in 400 trillion. I am on my way doing the best I can and please do your part.

    1. Anusuya, thank you so much for visiting my site! I appreciate your input and thoughts!

      The woman that I had referred to who had talked about the whales after menopause, also talked about people—women especially—who are afraid to communicate because of criticism. She replied that she was a woman who had something to say. She wasn’t going to become invisible. If she had become “invisible,” I probably would’t have written the post I did. 

      We each have a part to play in this world. It isn’t to hurt each other. It is to love and do our part(s) to make it a better place for everyone. 🙂

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  5. Hello Karin,

    Thanks to the fact that your valuable post has appeared to me today, I have learned to value even more my ideas, my thoughts, my emotions. I love agriculture, when you say not all flowers open at the same time it is very true. 

    Some will bloom at the beginning of September another 3 days later and this will happen with many others. Many years ago I follow my own path I do not know if it would have been the best for others. 

    Very soon my bud will bloom and surely it will bring me fruits that I have been looking for for a long time. Thanks for meeting you. Greetings from San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina, a true earthly paradise. Claudio

    1. Claudio,

      I am glad that you visited my site and that my post helped you with even more value for your thoughts, ideas and emotions!

      I am glad you are confident enough that you followed your own path. And you’re right, your path wouldn’t be for everyone, but just for you!

      Feel free to follow up with me and let me know how things are progressing for you!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  6. Awesome, you wrote this awesome article by your heart. Wonderfully expressed.
    Thanks for sharing this refreshing piece of information.


  7. Hi Karin 

    Thanks for the great read and reminder to take action on our impulses. All too often we don’t, we procrastinate because of fears and feelings of inadequacy or just because it’s easier to do nothing.

    If something feels like a great idea then it may well be but how will you know unless you give it your best shot and find out. I definitely agree that we don’t have to do everything at once. In fact that’s something I’m often guilty of. I have so many ideas that I just get overwhelmed and don’t execute on any. 

    I think my mission is to feel for the strongest impulse, my one thing, in that moment and do that until I’m ready for the next one.


    1. Thanks for visiting my site, Mark! I think your willingness to search for the strongest impulse and go for it is admirable. Too often, I try to do too many things at one time, too. It just doesn’t work!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

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